Editor's Note: All this week in our special series "Broken Government," CNN is taking a hard look at our nation's government; the frustrating problems and the potential solutions. Today, our Dr. Sanjay Gupta heads to a small community, now surrounded by 14 chemical plants spewing cancer-causing waste. Why has it taken the government's environmental watchdog a decade to get involved?
(CNN) – All week long, we have been investigating our broken government. Today, we focus on the environment. Specifically, one town's fears that pollution from nearby chemical plants is making them sick.
Our chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has the story of Mossville, Louisiana, and the government's failure to respond to their cries for help.
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